5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room: audio/video, home theater, man cave,

5 Ways to GO BIG with Automation in Your Man Cave or Media Room

Posted July 27, 2015

The “Man Cave” is said to be the “last bastion of masculinity” within the home, and whether your sanctuary is in a garage, spare bedroom, basement or media room, there are many ways that you can make it even cooler...way cooler than adding neon signs, mini-fridges, or even your favorite team’s memorabilia. In fact, integrating a variety of devices, sensors and programming into an automation system can make your personal space into something you might want to share with everyone!

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Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Control4 Wins in 7 Categories!: awards, electronic house, home of the year, smart homes,

Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Control4 Wins in 7 Categories!

Posted July 8, 2015

In the 10th Annual Electronic House Home of the Year Awards, Control4 is pleased to be named the control platform in seven of the winning categories. Our incredible dealers have received these honors for completing the best-of-the-best automation installations and we are honored that they have chosen to use Control4 to enable these unique solutions for their homeowners. Here is a list of the winners and links to the project articles...

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Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent: rental, travel, vacation,

Stay in Style: Top 10 'Smart' Vacation Homes for Rent

Posted July 2, 2015

Vacation homes on sites like VRBO and airbnb are all the rage right now. Travelers are finding that it's more enjoyable, convenient, and oftentimes even more affordable, to stay in someone's personal pad than in a hotel. And when you stay in a smart rental, you're generally provided with more amenities that you may have never experienced before, such as...

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Alerts from your Smart Home on your watch and mobile! [VIDEO]: alerts, push notifications, safety, security, smart home,

Alerts from your Smart Home on your watch and mobile! [VIDEO]

Posted June 10, 2015

Control4 is excited to announce push notifications. Now it’s easier than ever to communicate with your home—or better yet, for your home to communicate with you. Receive proactive alerts on your mobile device or smart watch that inform you of important events happening at home, whether something is urgent and needs your attention immediately or just a simple status update to let you know things are safe and sound.

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4K vs. Faux-K: Get What You Paid For: 4k, media distribution, uhdtv,

4K vs. Faux-K: Get What You Paid For

Posted May 26, 2015

If you are buying a new 4K TV, you probably want to make sure that you are capable of viewing true 4K images and not find yourself stuck living in last year’s 1080p world. That’s why we’re discussing true, native 4K versus Faux-K to make sure your new TV delivers everything you paid for.

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Ready, Check, Go! What you need to enjoy 4K UHDTV!: 4k, media distribution, uhdtv,

Ready, Check, Go! What you need to enjoy 4K UHDTV!

Posted May 26, 2015

Do you live on the cutting edge and you want to experience the most and the absolute best that technology has to offer? Do you want to be able to count every dimple on Jordan Spieth’s Titleist, see every wool fiber in James Bond’s Saville Row tailored suit, and revel in every, um, detail of Christian Grey’s red room? Then what you want is 4K!...

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All Things 4K - Get the Featured Article Here!: 4k, audio/video, entertainment, uhdtv,

All Things 4K - Get the Featured Article Here!

Posted May 20, 2015

Chances are you have some questions about what 4K TV is, why people are excited about it, and what you need to have to make sure you can enjoy all of the benefits it provides both now and for the foreseeable future. This e-book will answer all of your questions in an easy-to-read, non-technical manner to ensure you are prepared to ride the 4K revolution!

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The Internet of Things: Great Reads from MediaPlanetUSA: internet of things, smart home, technology,

The Internet of Things: Great Reads from MediaPlanetUSA

Posted May 8, 2015

Control4 recently participated in the MediaplanetUSA Internet of Things campaign, a wonderful resource that highlights the importance of current and new technologies and the impact they have on our everyday lives. We thought we'd share with you some great reads focused on the IoT and the Smart Home.

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Congratulations to the Winners from "The Smarter Living Experience" Live Event!: home automation, live smart, smart home, winners,

Congratulations to the Winners from "The Smarter Living Experience" Live Event!

Posted April 27, 2015

Just for pre-registering, over nine thousand people were entered to win a $1500 giveaway for gear from Control4. And during the event, there were even more opportunities for viewers to win some incredible prizes just for engaging with us on social media.

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Announcing New 4K Multi-Room Video Solution: 4k, audio matrix, audio/video, media distribution,

Announcing New 4K Multi-Room Video Solution

Posted April 27, 2015

We are excited to announce all-new 4K Ultra HD multi-room video solutions with new audio and video matrix switches. With the recent acquisition of Leaf, a leader in video and audio distribution, we built these switches to make it possible for you to distribute copy-protected 4K Ultra HD, and all of your favorite video content, to every room in your home with a clean and simple install.

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Learn How to #LiveSmart and You Could Win $1500!*: home automation, launch event, live smart, smart home,

Learn How to #LiveSmart and You Could Win $1500!*

Posted April 17, 2015

Join us for The Smarter Living Experience this Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00pm ET and you could win up to $1500 from Control4 or some really cool prizes from our partners. You won't want to miss it!

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Getting Comfortable—with Beautiful New Climate Control: climate, comfort, thermostat,

Getting Comfortable—with Beautiful New Climate Control

Posted April 16, 2015

It’s not a new thing to be able to control your home’s temperature from a touch screen or handheld device—that’s a feature Control4 has been delivering to customers for years. But they’ve just rolled out an enhanced experience through a new user-interface, providing a powerful and beautiful way to sync the thermostats in your home to the fluctuations in your household routines.

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The Benefits of a Dedicated Touch Screen: in wall touchscreen, os 2.7, portable touchscreen, products,

The Benefits of a Dedicated Touch Screen

Posted April 13, 2015

A few years ago, a little thing called the “app” altered the way people interact with the electronic systems in their homes. With only a swipe and a tap, smartphone-loving homeowners were in complete charge of everything from thermostats and light switches to complete home automation systems. Convenient? Absolutely. And who can deny the cool factor associated with whipping out a phone while on a date to get the house ready for an impromptu nightcap? With so much hoopla surrounding control apps, it can be easy to forget about one of the most respected user-interfaces available: the dedicated touch screen.

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Not Your Grandad’s Door-Phone: Introducing Control4’s High-Definition Video Intercom: communication, convenience, lifestyle, safety, video intercom,

Not Your Grandad’s Door-Phone: Introducing Control4’s High-Definition Video Intercom

Posted April 7, 2015

Intercoms a great way to monitor what’s happening in and around your household. You’ll not only hear the baby cooing in the nursery, you’ll also be able to admire her from a touch screen mounted in the kitchen or sitting on the countertop while making dinner. Then, of course, there are the security benefits. By tying in stand-alone surveillance cameras, you can see who’s knocking before you open the front door, and in crisp, clear, full-color video on an generous-sized screen...

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Join Us for The Smarter Living Experience!: home automation, live smart, smart home,

Join Us for The Smarter Living Experience!

Posted April 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the smart life? Or perhaps you are already living it and are ready to take your smart home to the next level. Join us as we take you step-by-step through the automated home, sharing with you all of the amazing new products, updates and experiences that will completely change the way you interact with your house daily—making your life more convenient and more enjoyable with every moment.

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Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning With Home Automation: home automation, seasons, smart home, spring cleaning,

Gearing Up For Spring Cleaning With Home Automation

Posted March 31, 2015

Spring cleaning is about more than just clearing out the garage or dusting the nooks and crannies you’ve neglected for the past several months. It’s about starting anew. It’s about re-organizing your home in a way that reflects a fresh outlook on life. It’s your opportunity to take your house (and all its furnishings and features) and align them with your goals. What better way to do some spring cleaning than with Control4 home automation?

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Unique Home Automation Ideas For Women: home automation, ideas, smart home,

Unique Home Automation Ideas For Women

Posted March 17, 2015

Imagine: You come home after a long day of work and, instead of manually adjusting the thermostat, flipping on all the lights, activating the gas fireplace and turning on the stereo system, you simply press one button to transform your home environment into a place that’s warm, welcoming and relaxing.

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Unique Home Automation Ideas For Men: home automation, ideas, smart home,

Unique Home Automation Ideas For Men

Posted March 17, 2015

Ready to turn your house into a restful retreat away from work? Here are three home automation-inspired ideas—all possible through a professional installed and customized Control4 system...

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Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing. [INFOGRAPHIC]: home automation, real estate, smart home,

Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted March 2, 2015

A recent survey from ERA Real Estate and HGTV shows that consumers of all generations value smart technology features in both current and future homes. That’s because a smart home is one that is well-positioned for the future and aligns with a growing reliance on mobile technology...

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The Convenience of Digital Movies: entertainment, media,

The Convenience of Digital Movies

Posted February 23, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that movie time meant driving to the video store to rent a DVD. It also involved tweaking the settings of the TV, setting up the room lights and finding the right remote for the DVD player. Not a terribly complicated process, but one that definitely took some time and effort.

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Securing Your Connected Life.: automation, communication, products, residential, smart home,

Securing Your Connected Life.

Posted February 19, 2015

This post comes from Paul Williams, Vice President of Security & Communications Products at Control4.

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Extra Extra! A New Issue of Home Smart Home Awaits!: home automation, home smart home, smart home,

Extra Extra! A New Issue of Home Smart Home Awaits!

Posted February 17, 2015

Home automation systems can impact a person’s life in a myriad of ways. In this issue of Home Smart Home, you’ll see how the owners of a high-end villa in Spain use their Control4 system to enjoy the finer things—such as mood lighting, automated towel warmers and perfectly heated whirlpool tubs and swimming pools—while in their absence guests are able to operate the lights, thermostats and other electronic amenities with ease. Meanwhile...

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Control4 Audio/Video Solutions Just Got a Whole Lot Better.: audio/video, control4 partners, media distribution,

Control4 Audio/Video Solutions Just Got a Whole Lot Better.

Posted February 5, 2015

This week Control4 announced the acquisition of Leaf, a distributed audio/video product developer. Leaf has been at the forefront of audio/video distribution technology and with this acquisition Control4 will continue to lead the home automation category in media distribution. This influx of talent into Control4’s engineering team will provide speed and precision towards delivering scalable, high-fidelity media distribution products.

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Watch the Worldwide Launch Event!: comfort, convenience, entertainment, ise, launch event,

Watch the Worldwide Launch Event!

Posted February 4, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10th, we unveiled some amazing new products and enhancements to the Control4 experience to compliment our offering of smart home solutions. This was a live event filmed in and streamed to our Dealers directly from ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam. Now you can watch the recorded version of our live event here!

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Time to Ditch the Memory Sticks for a Network Attached Storage Device?: control4 partners, home technology,

Time to Ditch the Memory Sticks for a Network Attached Storage Device?

Posted January 21, 2015

If your household is like mine, you probably have a collection of memory sticks floating around inside drawers, coat pockets, backpacks and car glove compartments. For years, these little sticks have been our go-to devices to store our multimedia collection—music, videos, photos and other forms of entertainment—as well as important documents.

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